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7/23/14 10:09 P

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was asked to work doing some landscaping grunt work so I had another busy day, doing that!
After a long,lovely shower I feel human again. I am soooo close to hitting my goal weight. The NSV to go with the # is comfortably getting into/wearing an expensive pair of Tilley brand shorts that have been sitting in my drawer for a couple of years. So after my shower, I decided to put on those shorts. Proud of myself!
Marilyn, that community text thing sounds just awful. I think email eats up a lot of time but this idea is a nightmare!
Time to tend to some pressing tasks. Hope everyone had a great hump day!



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Hi Everybody!
The days are definitely shorter now that I rarely get up at 6 AM. But I really enjoy getting more sleep.
Today I am feeling on info. overload. I have been deluged with texts and emails. A friend thought it would be a good idea to set up a group of about 12 friends to send mass texts. Also, if you respond to anyone, your response goes to everyone in the group. It is overwhelming.
I got about 20 pings in an hour or so. And if I turn off the ringer to silence those pings, I don't
hear my phone ring, so I end up playing phone tag. I hope the novelty of this wears off soon.
Grrrr....

Time to listen to some music and relax.
Have a great day!

Marilyn OH

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When you up your calories, you may notice a weight gain at first. That's okay. It will come off. More activity (not just exercise) is definitely key here. Exercise in the morning will start your metabolism for the day, but you will need to stay active during the day to keep it going. Protein and good fats will definitely help you break the plateau.

My weakness is fruit. I tend to overindulge on fruit, which is mostly sugar. Very little calories, but a lot of sugar. Grapes were my weakness. I had to really start watching my grape intake. I laid off the grapes for two weeks and lost 5 pounds. Now I'm sneaking them into my daily routine again.

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Off to the museum and ,my friend. First I scanned the cat.
Java, I would up the calories to a minimum of 1200 and add in low fat cottage cheese for the protein. (Joy taught me about cottage cheese!) Whenever I hit plateaus I would automatically change up my menu, increase my calorie intake, and keep do more cardio. It always worked - for me. Good luck.


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Actually I count calories today to make sure I don't go under 1500 as much as not over 2200. I really feel I messed up my metabolism with years of low calorie dieting and now it's working like it should. There was a time when I could gain on 1000 a day, both not active enough and I think my body was in "starvation mode" conserving calories and energy. Whatever, so glad to be where I am today! Hooping away!!

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I focus on activity a lot, too. I haven't tracked calories in a long time. I need to, because I would really like to take off about 4-5 pounds, but I guess I'm not super worried about them. Sitting all day at work really makes me lazy about things. I have to purposely get up and walk every so often. I have a set of weights at my desk, and I have started working on my arms again. I love the summer baseball/softball season with my grandkids, but I need to get back to my regular routine. My activity level has gotten all out of whack with their schedules.

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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I'm eating between 1100 and 1300 calories a day. I may not be eating enough protein according to my progress reports. I will try upping it some daily. Thanks for the call out.
Another diet I was on one time said if you plateaued, eating larger than normal quantities of red meat for one day would help bounce you off the plateau. Going to try it.
Have a great day!

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Good Morning All, Was whipped by days end yesterday. I know I won't have all the dust up for awhile but I had to get the thick layer off the garage floor so it wouldn't track into the house. I prepped and "remodeled" a wall cabinet for the laundry area and got it painted. Looks good. Since I was painting I decided to also redo that table outside that I've used for gardening and grooming Sugar. It's really a nice table, sturdy. Good folding table for the laundry area and right by the door so an easy move to the patio for entertaining (which I don't do much). Have a new idea perking for the top which was totally ruined and why it was an "outside" table until now.
Javajunkiejac, plateaus happen, even more the closer you get to goal. I eat more calories now than I ever thought possible and maintain my weight. I had to learn to be more active. My focus here is on activity. Not just exercise, but building as much activity into my day as I can. My life has changed a LOT. I still watch my calories but rarely have less than 1500 a day and probably average around 2000.
Yes, CAZ, doing the Russian twists; but only 10 at the end of my abs routine and before the yoga stretches. I do use a dumbbell held out from my shoulders. That morning routine has settled into a 15 minute set.
As Jeri said, H&H here today. Cranking up the air. DS is coming to start painting. I have holes to fill in the trim and will probably be painting the trim. It has been so much fun working with him; usually don't get to see him much. He's off work right now and has the time. Keep moving everyone!

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Javajunkie, are you eating enough calories? I'm not sure how a ribeye will shock your system. Make sure you include enough fat and protein in your daily intake of calories, and you should start breaking through the plateau soon.

The air is heavy this morning. Really, really heavy. I intended to run 6 miles with speed work this morning, but when I stepped out the door and felt the chest-crushing humidity, I knew that wouldn't happen. I adjusted my goal to 4 miles. But by the time I got to the track, the air felt like it was just crushing my chest. I ended up with only three miles. They were speedy, but then I coughed so hard I had a really good ab workout. The humidity is awful today!

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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Oct 12, 2014: Iron Horse Half Marathon
Nov 1, 2014: Monumental Marathon
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Good morning everyone. Happy over the hump day.

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Well, I didn't hit my first mini goal since my return to SP which was to lose 15 lbs by my birthday today :( I have hit a plateau this past 8 days and keep vacillating between 11 and 12 lbs lost. Not Happy!
Gonna shock my system with a small ribeye tonight and see if that does it.
Oh well............perseverance.........


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Morning Ladies
Joy with all you're doing in the garage keeping streaks going is an achievement. Have you been trying the Russian Twists? Not surprised you're tired it's hard work- time to relax a little and rejuvenate. You'll be vacuuming in for months to come, dust has a habit of lingering LOL
Patti- tell me about it LOL. DH used to be so sore!
Marilyn2 sometimes a walk caught in the rain can be refreshing...I don't worry about dodging it now..........unless its a real downpour. Great you're back to your ST!
Lynette- busy bee. :)
Cat the museum sounds fun- I love vintage cars....so much more stylish than some of the models out now.

Had a good day visiting Gorleston Town yesterday looking for ornaments for the home, still got my walk in and some time in the garden. Didn't find anything though. DH is like a kid at Crimbo (Christmas) with all the bikes he's working on. He's been caked in oil from head to toe the last couple of days but has a beaming smile- so he's enjoying tinkering.

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You are right, busy thread and busy people.
The bed is out of my new sewing room and in the garage awaiting pickup by a group that helps domestic abuse women.
Already started rearranging the room. Can't wait to actually create something in my new space.
A good walk today as I finally dressed appropriately for the temperature. Duh.
Have a great evening.
Tomorrow we're headed to the LeMay Auto museum to meet a friend visiting close by that lives in MN. Can't wait to visit with him and to see the auto collection.

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busy thread here! I worked very hard for 3 days and today I am taking the day off, more or less. My garage door is prepped and primed but the forecast is for rain and it has been windy today so the paint (color) will have to wait.
To use up the primer in the" in use container" I slapped some on an end table and some craft items. Many projects on the go!
Because there was a great sale on, I also bought the paint for inside and scrubbed walls. My plan is the front entry, hallway, stairwell and landing, dining room will all be done. Maybe the back entry. Maybe the kitchen. One thing leads to another. My counters and floors are also in need of rejuvenation...
Ok, gotta get to a couple of tasks. TTYL

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Jeri, then I'll bet what my friends call 'no see ums' are chiggers. If they aren't I'll just hope NOT to find them LOL.

Marilyn, I'm back to healthy choices this week too. About time - I didn't do as well as I'd have liked to while on vacation! And today I started back with ST - I've been lax on that (though I got right back to my walking.)

LOL Laurie and Cat I agree - enough about bugs. They give me the willies!

Caz, I got in my second walk both yesterday and today. Both days I had to 'dodge' rain, but I got 'em done!! I know what you mean about a dishwasher - I don't always use it but I'd hate not having one! If only for a place to 'hide' dirty dishes when there isn't time to wash them.

Joy, I don't envy you dealing with drywall dust! From drywall dust I learned that 'when the dust settles' isn't just a 'saying' - it DOES keep settling! So I wouldn't be in too big a hurry to get it up if I were you - more will likely be settling!!

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Caz: Y ou are lucky that the mozzies do not bother you.

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Good Morning All, Humid this morning, going to be hot; so, like CAZ I will be walking early today. DS is taking the day off. I plan on vacuuming and cleaning up the drywall dust, the wall looks great. Also have two cabinets for the laundry area to paint. One from a friend that redid his kitchen and picked up a sturdy wall cabinet at the Restore yesterday. Perfect size for my needs. Have plenty to keep me busy today.
Bear has gone home for a few days, my friend still doesn't have a diagnosis for this new pain and she is scared, and was missing Bear. Her son is helping with walking him.
I've been missing yoga again, tired at the end of these garage days; but my morning abs streak is intact as is my hoop streak; walking too is not neglected. Life is good.

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Morning Guys
Patti, Mozzie's leave me alone but love DH! He had to lather on repellent. So far no mozzies here by the sea!
Jeri I love your consistency in daily runs. A great start to the day.
Joy, your project is coming along, glad it's a fun time shared with DS, makes it all the more enjoyable with eating out as a reward for your labours.
Marilyn2 did you get your second walk in?
Marilyn1 I'm glad hubby's retirement is working out, it's a big change in life to have them under your feet LOL
Laurie David Bellamy is a national treasure.
Cat I'm glad I'm not the only one scratching LOL


You guys will remember how much I was against keeping the dishwasher when we first got here and inherited it from the previous owner. Well, yesterday I realised how much I had come to depend on it when it sprang a leak and, horror of horrors emoticon had to wash the dishes ....................BY HAND!!! emoticon emoticon - glad I still had the skill emoticon

DH, clever old stick, came to the rescue and it's fixed now- PANIC OVER emoticon

Spoke to Jackie yesterday and she said although getting mortgages is more difficult at the moment, more rules and tighter regulations, they are confident the purchase of the bungalow near to us will go through! Will just take longer.

Time for a walk before it gets too sticky again today. very humid yesterday and we had the small window open in the bedroom last night for some air- definitely helped.

I'm off, have a Terrific Tuesday!



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All this talk about bugs is making me itch!
Busy and long day grocery shopping. Late lunch so late and light dinner.
Even my walk was late and not so long as usual.

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Cat, don't even get me started on cockroaches. chiggers and fire ants! I'm not particularly squeamish about critters, but those three--a plague! Caz, I'm going to have to check into David Bellamy just out of curiosity. Patti--mosquitoes love me, too! And I eat plenty of garlic. Marilyn, something that I don't see likes to chew on me at this time of the year. I was blaming super-speedy mosquitoes. We have no-see-ums in northern Wisconsin, though they never bothered me.

Enough about bugs...Joy, I love having lavender in our garden. It smells so good, even in winter.

Starting a very busy week testing software. Might not be around much.

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Hi Everybody!
It has been a very busy week. I am getting back into making healthy choices this week.
I am really enjoying having my husband home, but I am still figuring out how to fit in all
my routines.
Keep active!

Marilyn

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Marilyn, Georgia definitely has chiggers. Go blackberry pickin', and you will find them. I promise. We lived there 12 years. We'd have to wear long sleeve shirt and pants, and tie them around the wrists and ankles. Then we'd spray with OFF.


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Good morning Maintainers! Its a cloudy one here (at the moment at least - earlier the sun came out for a while).

Interesting conversation on biting insects - I've been pretty lucky this year. I think I need to buy some of that Selsun Blue Shampoo for DH, Joy - he is always getting bit by 'No See-Ums'. This is a bug that is common in Georgia, but we didn't have them in Texas. They don't seem to be attracted to me (knock on wood) but they love him.

Living in Texas as a child, I'd get bitten badly by chiggers in the spring/early summer, but it seemed as if either my body developed an immunity to them or they disappeared after that because I didn't get bitten later in the season. I don't hear people here complain about chiggers?? Though I don't RECALL every SEEING a chigger so maybe its what Georgians call 'No See-Ums?'

I got my 3 mile walk in this morning but by the time I was considering doing another 3 miles it was warmer than I like walking in. I'm kind of tired today - didn't sleep as well as usual last night as we had some big thunderstorms moving through. Opps - time to hang up the clothes from the dryer - have a good afternoon/evening everyone!

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Good Morning All, Looking like a nice day! Did work on the garage yesterday. DS came over in the afternoon and did problem solving on the adjacent area, as drywall is drying, moved a lot of wires and prepped an area to beam in an unsightly vent pipe. He's going beyond my expectations; it's looking good.
Caz, my rule of thumb is to triple their time estimates. I'm enjoying spending the time with him; most days we go out to eat after.
JERI, same with me. Mosquitoes are not much of a problem now; but without repellent I get chigger bites even taking out the trash! Must be healthy eating. I've read eating garlic repels mosquitoes. I do eat garlic, onion, peppers etc. Chiggers must like them! By accident, in an attempt to calm a rash for which there is no cure (granuloma anulare , "GA"). an immune disorder that started last spring, I have been showering with Selsun Blue Shampoo. There are several kinds, it's the one with salicylic acid (aspirin) as the active ingredient. It does calm the rash and also takes the itch out of and shrinks the chigger bites which used to leave big welts on me and last about 10 days with the itch!
If I shower as soon as I come in from the garden I may not have any at all. A real find for me as I hate the repellents. Errands to run this morning. May have to close up the house and turn on the air this afternoon. Sure have enjoyed the break from the usual July heat! Enjoy your week everyone.

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Good morning!
Funny this about mosquitoes, they never bite me. Now, if there is a chigger within 5 miles, it will find me and tear me up!!

I started the day with 3 miles with a couple of friends. It was very foggy, but we had a great time.

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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Aug 9, 2014: Oly Distance AG National Championships
Oct 12, 2014: Iron Horse Half Marathon
Nov 1, 2014: Monumental Marathon
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emoticon Caz

Well it is another Monday morning and back at work. One thing I do not like about summer is the mosquitos. I think that I have about five bites in different areas.

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Morning Guys
Joy, yeah projects like yours do have a habit of running into extra time, good to have a break.
DH says he adds a day now to anything he needs to do LOL.
Jeri hope you had a lot of fun yesterday with the boys.
Cat Yes, a bungalow just around the corner, they plan to rent it out for a couple of years until Steve is ready to retire. They saw it on the Monday, made an offer on the Thursday and it was off the market. Couldn't get to talk to her over the weekend, will speak to her today hopefully.
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Marilyn great job on the walking- I love to walk in the rain now!

Quiet day here; John and Vicki have guests today and tomorrow so DH will not be going for his bike ride- planning walks instead.

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It was a rainy day here in Georgia too - Boudreaux and I both got wet on our morning walk but I was able to get in another 3 miles between rains this afternoon. I'm not complaining - we need it too.

Caz, its kind of scary, all these things that are happening (airliner shot down, learning there have been 3 other planes shot down in that area that we'd never heard about, and the Gaza issues).

Jeri, I'm so sorry about the crash in your town where the young people were killed. My stylist is in a town about 25 miles from me and she told me Thursday that a local businessman that most everyone there knows crashed his plane with his 9 year old grandson aboard. It went up in flames - so sad! Lots of sad things happening lately. Makes me want to hug everyone I love close.

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Caz, did Jackie put an offer in on a house near you?
Joy, I was going to say relax but I know you won't! At least take it a bit slower today.
Jeri, have a fun day.
I don't know how you can live in TX with all those critters plaguing you. But then we all have something not perfect.
Everyone, have a great day.

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I learned to run in a cicada outbreak!! In 2008, the 17 yr cicada batch hatched out in Kentucky. I was on my walk, and I had to do the cicada run-dodge-and-jump. OMG, they were everywhere!!! I'm so glad they only come out once every 17 years. Sometimes there's a 13 yr batch, too. We don't deal with them often, but when we do, they are everywhere!!

Today I'm off to game 3 of my grandson's baseball tournament. It's overcast and gloomy. It's supposed to get hot, though. Yesterday the boys got super muddy. Their uniforms will be muddy again today, I'm sure.

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Good Morning All, Light rain today is welcome! DS and I are taking a day off from the garage. It's taking longer than I expected but he is far exceeding my expectations and fixing wiring and wall issues in another area as well. I'm really pleased with the progress. He is not a carpenter so there's a lot of thinking/processing time before each challenge; beats having to do it over. A lot of the challenges are the result of someone else not thinking ahead years ago! We both have other things to catch up on today like laundry and paperwork. Too good a day for me to pass up moving some of the plants that need to be rehomed in my garden.
Laurie, you have me wanting to add some lavender to put in with my cut flowers. Not sure I can find any at this late date but may be able to get some from a friend.
Things are going really well here. Enjoy your Sunday everyone.

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Morning Guys
Joy, sounds like a long job but I know you're enjoying the challenge.
Jeri sorry to hear of the accident, my heart goes out to them. So many tragedies world wide right now, the Malaysian Air incident for one, and the families in the Gaza strip. Such a brutal world.
Laurie you have interesting bugs LOL. I'm beginning to think of you as America's answer to David Bellamy (a famous botanist- he was always ferreting around gardens and exploring the wildlife!)


Had a major storm last night; thunder and spectacular lightening, the air is much better today.
Have plans for a lazy Sunday after a busy day yesterday. A lovely brisk walk down to the pier head and back, hopefully with DH but he's into his cycling in the afternoon of late so it might be a solo walk with the peaceful sounds of seagulls and waves lapping the beach, then some tinkering in the garden and a roast tonight. Oh and I'm looking forward to hearing from Jackie about her house purchase (rang her last night but she was just in from her dog agility training so was too beat to talk).
Have a great week!

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Cat, I'd love to get to a lavender festival some day. A river cruise in Provence would do. :D Ours is doing so well this year. Whenever we cut roses to put in a vase we also put a few sprigs of lavender in with them. It smells good and keeps the water from getting stinky and slimy.

We finally got out to get a bag of lava rock to put down around the a/c condenser. Hope it discourages the critter from digging there, at least. While we were out there this morning, we found a cicada just emerging from its shell. It's pretty cool. But later I let out a big squeal when I felt, then saw another one hitchhiking on my bare arm. They have scratchy feet. In case you are interested, here's what these critters look like: www.texasento.net/Cicada3.htm . Gardening in Texas is an adventure!

Caz, now I have "Sounds of Silence" running through my head!

Jeri, that is sad. The advantage of a small town like that, though, is that there is a bunch of support for one another.

Time to get some exercise before dinner.

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What a shame, Jeri. I feel for those families and your town.
Joy, you are always so helpful and full of info. I will definitely check out that website.
Everyone, have a great weekend.

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Good morning. My hubby is out of town this weekend, and with the gentle, steady rain, I slept so well!! I'm heading out for a 6 mile run, and then I'll come back and pick blackberries. Later I have a kid ball tournament to watch :-)

There was a wreck in our town early, early this morning, and 3 young people were killed. Our town is small. The city has 1700 people, and then entire county is only 7,000 people. When a wreck like that happens, if you aren't family, you know the family. You know the friends. You know the people who loved them dearly. Our entire town is sad today.

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Good Morning All, Slept well. Project is coming along. Easy day today, more mud on the drywall (which is up) then drying time. Hoping to shop for the next stage. LOTS of cleaning to do along the way and more to follow the sanding. Be awhile before the results are showable.

CAT I had a vitreous detachment earlier this year, that also produces light flashes. Not harmful but bears watching in case it moves to retinal detachment; mine settled down and didn't . i strongly suspect a side effect of medication at the time and dehydration. Check this link:
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If you're over 40 they will say age, but even my Dr. had to admit the incidence with the meds were suspicious, if not proven. Just saying, it could be nothing but know the warning signs if it does involve your retina; then see a doctor immediately. Caught early it can be fixed.
Lots to do before son gets here. Enjoy your weekend and stay well and active all!

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Morning Guys
Joy disturbing dreams can throw you for sure. Sounds like you had one heck of a workout, can't wait to see the finished result.


Blisteringly hot day yesterday, muggy night although I think I slept relatively well til 6.30, then heard the rain.
Should be hot again today and storms again tonight apparently.
Kettle bell calling and some chores.
oh and we made arrangements to see Sherry Babys (music tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons) on AUG 2nd and to go to a Simon and Garfunkel show on 26th Aug with JOhn and Vicki. September sees Jackie and Steve coming up for a few days to see us and check on their property. I'm ringing her tonight for a catch up and see how the the purchase of 3 Hill Ave is progressing.
Pete's been tinkering with the bikes and proposes to keep two good ones and make serviceable ones of the the rest and sell them at the local auction house. He's been like a kid at Christmas LOL


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Hi all. It is lavender festival weekend (three days) here and if I hadn't needed to go to the doc some 26 miles from here today I would not have ventured out. Most locals don't go out in this frantic mess of cars and people our little area has difficulty containing. Folks from all over the US and the world come for this thing.
Doc says my eye is healing well but she's concerned for the light flashes I've had as they are an indicator of retina detaching. All looked good today but I am to monitor it.
You gals should set up a little webcam for your gardens to see 'who' is digging. Could be fun.

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I'm loving the cooler temps! It's been great having the garage open as we work in there and not need the airconditioning! Drywall is up and first layer of mud is on! emoticon

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It's July, and when I walk away from my space heater I get goosebumps. Really? It's July. Brrrr...

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A nice day and the list is beckoning..........
Hope everyone has a great wkend!

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Good afternoon maintainers! I'm in weight loss mode this week - I enjoyed my vacation just a LITTLE too much LOL. But I went right back on my plan yesterday and the weight is already beginning to come off. Its easier when we have been there before and know just what to do to repair the damage.

It was cooler than usual here yesterday and today also, Laurie. Sixty degrees yesterday (unheard of!) and 68 this morning. Plus its cloudy today so even when i went out for my second walk (at around 10:45am) it was only 76. Like I said, unheard of!! I'm loving it!!

We had such a good time visiting our relatives in Texas. I counted up and not counting the ones we saw at the reunion Saturday (many of those we only see once a year at the reunion) I had lunch or dinner with FIFTEEN different relatives (most mine; some DH's). As we discussed on the drive both to and home from Texas we are very blessed!! I know too many people who don't get along well with at least some of their relations. Ours are a blessing.

It was lovely being away but its also lovely being home and back to our routines. Life is GOOD!!

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Joy, I had a hard time sleeping last night, too. Don't know why. It sounds like you left teaching for similar reasons that I left nursing.

Caz, a couple times when I was up I inspected the garden--no diggers to catch in the act! I think you may be on to something--Critter Watch.

It was 66 degrees this morning. Don't know if it's a record low for this date, but I'll take it. We turned off the a/c and opened windows. I know it's a short spell, but I'll enjoy it while we have it.

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Good Morning All, Can't sleep, awake in bed for an hour and decided to get up. Overtired perhaps? Did a lot of lifting yesterday; helping hold drywall. Slow going on the project. He's doing a great job but there's a reason it wasn't done years ago. Half the wall had to be rebuilt and there are a lot of pipes to work around as well as wires. Each piece of drywall has to be cut to fit around heat ducts, plumbing etc. House built when the insides of garages, were garages. They were never ment to have finished walls. The ceiling will never be closed in but that's OK.
After 13 years retired, had an "opening of school" nightmare that woke me this morning. Just couldn't shake it off. Nothing to do with kids. More facilities, supplies, and lack of support. Reasons I retired early. Sad. May need to catch a nap later today. All is well. Enjoy your weekend.

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Morning Guys
Patt. hi , got your message on my page emoticon
Joy I found a calorie burning caluculator site some time back that includes all manner of manual work. I found it most useful when we were decorating
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Have fun exploring LOL and enjoy your project- looking forward to pics!! I reckon with good diet and plenty ox exercise I can ward off osteoporosis, like you I abhor taking meds. Here's hoping I never have to!!
Cat like you DH had high cholesterol and needed meds- but we also swung into action and he was off them as of last July.
Jeri, love that you take such good care of you.
Lynette hope you got some sleep in the heat!
Laurie- Post guards on "Critter Watch" LOL


Expected to be 32+ today so off for a walk early.

Have a good weekend everyone xx



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Lynette, I've been overweight all my adult life--never even considered getting a bone density test. My mom's test showed osteopenia but then it was reversed. My sister is fine-boned and she also shows osteopenia. Huh, guess I'd better think about it. Though I know I get enough calcium and vitamin D and I do weight-bearing exercise. I wouldn't be willing to do the meds, either, so I guess I'll just think.

Joy, isn't it great to finally get those kinds of projects done? My sister came in April and we painted the kitchen and family room. Though now I want to paint the rest of the place! I think she needs to come back next Spring when it's nice here and still snowy in Wisconsin.

It was raining this morning, so we didn't get out to get the lava rock. Will have to do it on Saturday. They really riled up the yard again last night. Just once I'd like to catch them at it. But I'm not interested enough to set the alarm to get up in the middle of the night!


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hello, all you hard workers! I am getting the bsmt ready to sleep there tonight. It is hot here and the rain forecast didn't come. I can smell the smoke in the air from forest fires in the mountains. My best buddy on Sparks lost her summer home to the fires in AZ last year. Their new home is being built now and that is keeping her very busy.
Must get to work again before I head out to do my volunteer shift.
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I reversed my osteoporosis with diet and exercise. I'm still in the osteopenia stage, but that's okay. One time after I'd reversed it, it slipped back into osteoporosis. I got mad! But I kept working on it, and it is clearly back in the osteopenia stage again. That's where it will stay.

I'm taking a rest day (except for going to work). I actually slept until 6:00 this morning. I felt like I'd slept the day away. It was nice.

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Morning.
Joy, you love a good project, and the harder the better!!
I'm with Joy on the osteo test. No need to do it when I won't take the drugs.
When the doc told me to go on cholesterol drugs I refused and snapped into action to reduce it on my own with diet and exercise (with success).
At any rate, everyone have a good day.

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Good Morning All! Another cool morning and perfect day for working in the garage; can work with the door up and be comfortable! :) Those of you with guys that are willing/able to tackle house projects. IF YOU ARE IN THE HOUSE AT THE TIME--YOU DESERVE FITNESS MINUTES FOR BEING THERE! I know, you know what I mean! It was a 10 hour day with shopping for materials and working at a careful leisurely pace--some of the time. Son is not a carpenter; but we both have good heads and he handles tools well. Stud wall is up, New outlet in and old outlet moved. It's looking good and today we start on drywall. I gave myself 60 fitness minutes for my input! Lots of moving/lifting/holding/fetching and "answering the 'do you have a minute?' calls!" Pleased with the results. Something I've wanted for years. Gotta get moving, he'll be back this morning.
Lynette, my friend does have osteoporosis, serious bone and back issues. This is not a new problem and she is scared. I don't do the bone density test because I'm not willing to take the meds. I'm already doing all I can for my bones with diet and exercise and have every intication that they are STRONG. I am blessed. Be well everyone.

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Good morning everyone.

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Morning Guys
Patti WTG,, keep going!
Laurie sounds like you have a fight on your hands with that critter!
Joy hope your friend is soon on the mend hun. Good of your son to help with such a large project.
Lynette, I've not such a test; Keep up the good work

Cat hope bowling went well

in the garden early before it gets too hot. Heatwave forecast for the coming few days!

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Another day of bowling. emoticon
Having to walk early in the mornings due to the heat (well, heat to us. It's all relative.)


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Osteoporosis is an issue for older women. Have you all had a bone density test? I had mine earlier as we have a family history and sure enough I have osteopenia. I did a trial run of one of the meds but decided not to continue, deal with it as best I can with diet and exercise. So far it seems to be maintaining.
My weight was down a bit more today so hope that the downward momentum continues.
Thanks for the encouragement and good examples!


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Good Morning All, Really enjoyed the day yesterday; today is starting out beautiful and cool too! Enjoyed all your kind comments on my blog; it amazes me how well Xena has Bear trained! He's such a good little guy. My friend is still having tests; MRI today. Pain is everpresent and they think she has a fractured tailbone. But, want to make sure it's not something else. If that's the case, nothing can be done except giving it time to heal; 6 weeks or more. Scary thing is that her bones are so fragile now; on the plus side, it's not a hip bone. We're taking it one day at a time.
Yesterday's abs were tough! Backlash from the first day and I was sore; know it will get better. Thankful I have NO LIMITS!
Today DS is coming over and we're going to start another garage project. Although a part of my lower level; this house was built when garages, were just garages and the walls were never finished. Ceiling will remain exposed as it's easy access to all my plumbing and wiring. He's going to help me drywall the wall behind my laundry area, finish it and paint it. Then we'll work our way around the garage, as time permits. Scrubbing and painting the block walls. Something I've wanted done for years but too much to do myself. I've already done a lot of measuring and planning. Today will be a shopping day. Later. Be well.
P.S. Late posting is because DS arrived an hour early and sparking came to a halt. Lots of catching up to do!

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I'm definitely a slacker when it comes to strength exercises. I have such good intentions, but there just aren't enough minutes in the day.

Caz, I was pretty startled to see that big pepper. Skin is intact, however emoticon

Two nice mornings in a row--could be a summertime record! I'm hoping tomorrow is nice, too, because I want to go buy a bag of lava rock to put around our a/c compressor. The armadillo has done some digging there and I sure don't want it destroying the electrical connections. If the lava rock deters it from that area, we'll have to get more for the rest of the yard.

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Joy: Thank you. I have been trying to keep up with the walking.
Marilyn: Thank you. It will be hard to do but I will try as long as I keep bringing in my flavored water.
New-Caz: Yeah I am trying to keep up with the strength exercises and the walking.

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Morning Guys
Patti well done, consistency is the key
Joy saw your comments on my blog and then visited yours- your yard is looking wonderful.
Lynette I see you crossing the finish line hun, keep active and it won't be a problem.
Laurie, LOL I visualized you jumping out of your skin on seeing that jalapeno.
Cat I love some alone time now and again. Peace and quiet can be good for the soul.
Marilyn, good for you getting the DVD, take it slow when you start- you burn calories quickly with a kettlebell (combined cardio and ST)- word of warning, keep water handy.....you sweat!


The weather is unsure today and so my plans are not set in stone. Hopefully a walk after breakfast and then some time in the garden. We collected the bikes yesterday and the garage is getting fuller and fuller, won't be able to move in there soon LOL

Have a good one

A line in a Robbie Williams song I try to live by.....
"I know I'm going to die so my revenge is living well, Oh Lord...make me pure....but not yet!"
and fav quote
"You only live once...but if you live it right, once is enough"



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Hi Everybody!
Lynette, Good luck getting things back under control after the Stampede. Glad you had a great time.
I am a list maker too. I know it helps me get things done because it helps me stay focused on my goals.
Patti, I applaud your efforts to cut down on soda. WTG!
Joy, Good luck on your streaks. I agree they can be a great motivator.

Caz, I admire you for having such a good balance of exercises. My program is lop-sided
with much more cardio than anything else. I have not started using the kettlebell yet. I did get
my DVD, though. I got 4 exercise DVD's last week and have gotten to the point of opening them up. I did the Jane Fonda Prime timers aerobics one today. I give it 2 thumbs up.

Have a great Tuesday!

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Went bowling today and had a good time. Went alone so had some quality ME time as well. Listened to one of my audio books both directions as well.
Hope everyone is keeping cool today.

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We got some pretty good downpours yesterday--torrential at times. Very unusual for July in Texas. I found a jalapeno that grew big behind my back. I thought those bushes were taking a rest for a while. Guess I was wrong. It's a lovely, cool morning. Though that probably means you guys up north are freezing to death. I'm looking forward to going up north to get some outdoor walking. It gets kind of old doing everything indoors. But the pay-off is worth it!

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we are having an unusual stretch of good weather. Makes for a nice summer!
I am very pleased that after 2 days of effort after the excesses of Stampede, my scale reflects that hard work. My goal is certainly attainable. Almost a month to lose just over 2 pounds. emoticon
You guys are an inspiration. As Joy, says, we walk the walk!

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Good Morning All, It seems the weather is coming in extremes everywhere; too much or too little, temperatures, wind, rain all unseasonable extremes. The 1.5 inches of rain I got was welcome, looks like that will be it for awhile and the temps are unseasonably cooler now for a few days. Will be good yard time! Lots to do!
CAT, I did look up SparkGuy's blog, Thanks! That magic 10 minutes is what takes to give your metabolism a jolt for awhile too! Win/win.
Patti, I really admire how consistent you've become getting your walks in!
Anne, your gardens are beautiful, look manicured!
CAZ, I'm looking forward to your pictures
Love this group! I need the support of people that are walking the walk instead of . . . not.
Will get in my abs before I dress to go out the door walking Sugar and Bear, then working in the yard. Life is great!

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Good morning everyhone. I was bl;e to get my walk in yesterday afternoon and hope to do the same tiday. I also got sme strength exercises in as well.

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